Priorities as part of Council’s Long Term Financial Plan

Published on 14 July 2021

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To help plan for the future of the City of Maribyrnong, Council is developing a long-term financial plan (LTFP) that looks at challenges and opportunities for the municipality.

The 10-year plan will help Council implement the Community Vision and support delivery of the projects, initiatives and programs the community think is most important for the city.

The LTFP will ensure understanding of both the current financial situation and projections of future directions for Council to deliver services, maintain assets and achieve its strategic objectives in a financially sustainable manner.

“Council has set a budget of $173.9 million for the 2021/2022 financial year allocating this expenditure across a number of core areas. By sharing your thoughts on the way this year’s spending has been prioritised you can help us understand where our focus should be to help guide spending over the next ten years,” said Mayor Michael Clarke.

Additionally, there are over fifty major projects listed in the capital works program for the 2021/22 financial year. These include upgrades to roads, pathways and cycling infrastructure, improvements to sporting facilities and open spaces and to community centres and day care centres.

“By letting us know which of these projects you feel is the most important to you we can prioritise our works program in the coming years to also align with community expectations,” Mayor Clarke continued.  

“Your feedback is critical in helping us ensure revenue, spending and works priorities as much as possible deliver on community aspirations over the 10 year timeframe of this plan,” he concluded.

To provide feedback on the revenue, spending and capital works priorities, complete the online survey at Maribyrnong City Council Online Engagement Site,  https://www.yourcityyourvoice.com.au/10-year-financial-plan by 28 July 2021.

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